A Star Is Born takes the directing and two acting slices of the cake, as the National Board of Review go Gaga over the remake. Oscar predictors fall into in a frenzy, after wins for the like of Burnham, Shrader and McKenzie.
A popular win, surely, with RBG taking the Documentary prize, and Animated Feature going to Incredibles 2, which at this stage might not be too much of a surprise. Those Crazy Rich Asians land a well-deserved award for their ensemble, with Cold War winning Foreign Language Film, to which there’ll be no grumble.
An acting win apiece for If Beale Street Could Talk and Green Book, the latter named Best Film, with Jenkins and Shrader the Screenplay wins they took. And how about 22 July grabbing one of those awards for Freedom of Expression, when the film we should be talking about is the superior native Norwegian version.
Best Foreign Language Film: Cold War
Top Foreign Language Films
Happy as Lazzaro
Best Documentary: RBG
Crime + Punishment
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Top Independent Films
The Death of Stalin
Lean on Pete
Leave No Trace
The Old Man & the Gun
Sorry to Bother You
We the Animals
You Were Never Really Here
Best Ensemble: Crazy Rich Asians
Breakthrough Performance: Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)
Best Directorial Debut: Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader (First Reformed)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Animated Feature: Incredibles 2
William K. Everson Film History Award: The Other Side Of The Wind and They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: 22 July
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: On Her Shoulders
Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Best Actress: Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Director: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Best Film: Green Book
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mary Poppins Returns
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born